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Our Body’s Ability to Heal Itself

A reader writes: Once you have diabetes or arthritis or anything like that can your body heal itself with proper eating or something else?

All diseases or ‘labels’ have a cause. As long as the cause is not addressed and changed, there will be no treatment or cure for diabetes or arthritis. The usual cause in Type II diabetes is taking in too many carbohydrates (especially sugar) into your body for too many years. The solution in reducing carbs significantly and making sure the nutrient deficiencies caused by the bad years are corrected–especially including magnesium, chromium, vanadium, biotin. Exercise also helps. Arthritis is more complicated and difficult, but the principles remain the same.  I have many tools to help your body to heal itself.  If you call my office, I can send you some more information.  801-302-5397.

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Joint Pain

I have a lot of joint pain, and since all this has started I also have gotten psoriasis. I don’t know if this goes along with the arthritis or not. I have tried taking the natural medicines that are out there for joint relief but they all seem to have turmeric in them and I am allergic to it. If you have any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. I do not want to have to live on taking Ibuprofin. I prefer to try and live as healthy as I can.

About one-third of people with psoriasis also have joint pain, secondary to the psoriasis. For symptomatic joint pain relief, try

  • MSM  orally , 3,000mg per day or
  • DMSO gel or cream.

Neither of them have turmeric in them. Be sure to avoid all pro-inflammatory triggers that will make joint pain worse:

  • sugar,
  • processed food with all those chemicals,
  • caffeine,
  • trans fatty acids
  • or  (partially) hydrogenated oils.

You may want to consider NAET to desensitize you to the turmeric, which is a common and effective ingredient in many (as you know) natural anti-inflammatories.

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Is It Tendonitis or Arthritis?

Tendonitis. (I didn’t want to check “arthritis” on your list as I’m pretty sure that the pain in & near my right elbow is tendonitis, not arthritis.)

My parents both had arthritis, but so far (I’m 62) I have been spared.

If you have tendonitis in your elbow, look for the muscle that is pulling on that site in the elbow. An anatomy textbook (or even Google it) will show the tendon insertion site and the muscle. The muscle will be tight, and can be massaged out by a good massage therapist.

After the muscle is released, the elbow pain will disappear. I find that about 80 to 90% of all the joint pain that I see in the office is related to muscle tightness, relieved with muscle release techniques.